Presentation on theme: "FRACTURED FAIRY TALES Putting a New Twist on Old Favorites."— Presentation transcript:
FRACTURED FAIRY TALES Putting a New Twist on Old Favorites
WHAT IS A FAIRY TALE? A fairy tale is a short story that includes fantasy and magical characters like elves, gnomes, giants, mermaids, fairies, and other such enchanted creatures (Wikipedia).Wikipedia
ELEMENTS OF A FAIRY TALE Set in the past—usually significantly long ago. May be presented as historical fact from the past. Include fantasy, supernatural or make-believe aspects. Typically incorporate clearly defined good characters and evil characters. May include objects, people, or events in threes. Focus the plot on a problem or conflict that needs to be solved. Often have happy endings, based on the resolution of the conflict or problem. Usually teach a lesson or demonstrate values
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Hanzel and Gretel Sleeping Beauty Snow White Cinderella Three Billy Goats Gruff Three Little Pigs FAIRY TALES AND CHILDREN’S STORIES Little Red Riding Hood Princess and the Pea Emperor's New Clothes Rumplestiltskin Elves and the Shoemaker Jack and the Beanstalk Gingerbread Man
WHAT IS A FRACTURED FAIRY TALE? A fractured fairy tale takes a classic fairy tale or children’s story and adds a twist, changes characters, or makes it more modern (Think: language and setting).
FRACTURING YOUR OWN FAIRY TALE Think about changing or more of the following elements: Time: Set the story in the present or future, instead of "once upon a time, a long, long time ago.” Location: Set the story in a different country, region, or city. Imagine Rapunzel set in Los Angeles or British Columbia or outback Australia. Gender: Change the gender of the main character for a new slant. Perhaps Rumpelstiltskin is a mischievous, grumpy female dwarf! Ending: Keep the original elements but change the ending. Cast of Characters: Instead of sticking with just one character from one fairy tale, have the characters from several fairy tales meet. Background: Come up with the back story behind the fairy tale. (i.e. Why is Goldilocks in the woods on that fateful day?)
YOUR ASSIGNMENT Choose one of the fairy tales or children’s stories we listed/discussed in class Brainstorm ways to “fracture” and twist the classic version But don’t get too far from the original Fill out the plot provided diagram, outlining the events of your story Draft your short story, being sure to include the key elements of a fairy tale: Magical and fantastic elements Conflict and suspense The Rule of 3 Polish and revise your fairy tale Illustrate your fairy tale in some way (we’ll talk about these requirements later)